Sizzle this summer from head to toe at the beach, pool and all around town. Don’t leave the house with out summertime essentials like sunglasses, a maxi dress, sturdy beach bag, towels, floppy hat, multi-use beach chair, a cooler and the all important item, sunscreen.
The Marilyn Monroe Eyewear collections recall the aura of the iconic star’s legacy while evoking the inner radiance and glamour in each of us. Kick off summer in style with the Iris sunglasses, inspired by Old Hollywood glamour. Available on www.marilynmonroeeyewear.com.
Maxi Dress (Forever 21 $24.80)
From the beach to dinner to a night out with friends, the maxi dress is every girl’s best friend in the summer. From pastel patterns and block prints to solid colors and stripes, why buy just one?
The floppy hat is very in this summer. Not only is it stylish and will complement any bathing suit, it protects your face from getting burnt. A neutral color like bamboo or tan goes with anything, and the detail of the black band takes it from the beach to the polo club with ease.
Sunscreen (Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist $10.49)
You can’t enjoy summer without some SPF. Keep your skin healthy and beautiful by applying sunscreen any time you are outside. While most people prefer the spray, good old fashioned cream bases work fine as well. Coppertone, Banana Boat and Neutrogena are favorites and available at any local drugstore, beauty store or supermarket.
Everyone needs a beach tote to carry their books, sunscreen, water bottle and towel. This crisp white tote from Pottery Barn invites a pop of pink with a Flamingo. It is made of 100 percent cotton and features an interior zipper pocket.
You can’t go to the beach without a few towels. Bed Bath & Beyond has every type imaginable. From simple stripes or solid colors to personalized designs and cute images, you’ll find a towel to suit every member of the family.
Why tan on a towel when you can relax and enjoy the sun from an awesome multi-recreational beach chair? The Nautica 5-Position Gingham Beach Chair is an all-purpose chair, featuring an adjustable pillow, cup holder, insulated cooler pouch with a zipper, and switches from a completely upright position to lying down. It’s aluminum frame is lightweight and easy to carry and comes in six colors.
Tired of lugging around that heavy rectangular cooler? Turn it in for a more compact piece of beach equipment. The Cooladio Radio Beach Cooler Cart is insulated and will keep your food fresh. It also features an AM/FM radio and dual speakers, that also plays your iPod, MP3 or CD player with included input cables. It’s collapsible frame is convenient for storage and wheels are a plus when you’re on the go. Available at www.beachstore.com.